Lost Ogle Show: Steve “Wampus” Reynolds

We were happy to welcome Norman-area humorist, cheesemonger, author, performer, Jeopardy! champion and one-off TLO Contributor Steve “Wampus” Reynolds to our digital den for a recent recording of The Lost Ogle Show!

We talked with Wampus about his new mystery – The Way I See It – and all other things Wampus, like cheese, trivia and what the hell is going on in Norman. Give it a listen!

The Lost Ogle Show is available for download wherever fine podcasts are bought, sold and traded. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.

Update: Here’s another video of Sassan Moghadam accosting Norman teens with brick…

Earlier today, we told you about “Unite Norman” co-founder Sassan Moghadam helping bring his city together by accosting teenagers with bricks for driving through a parking lot.

About 20 minutes after I hit publish, a bunch of Ogle Moles sent me this other video that a different teenage passenger in the vehicle filmed. It provides a clearer view of the Moghadam, brick in hand, confronting the teens and informing them he’s making a “citizen’s arrest.”

Check it out:

Angry ‘Unite Norman’ Supporter Throws Brick at Teenagers

Last night, a video of Unite Norman co-founder Sassan Moghadam – along with the help and support of his comrades – accosting a group of teens with a brick outside a Unite Norman meeting made the rounds on Facebook.

From what I can piece together via always reliable Internet comments, the teens had just picked up carry out from a nearby restaurant, and either intentionally or inadvertently, slowly drove by a Unite Norman meeting while playing “F*ck Trump” from their car, which, naturally, set off the semi-deranged, paranoid folks at the meeting.

Here’s video of the encounter:

Cleveland County Clerk arrested on DUI charges in May

We have learned via the Ogle Mole Network that Cleveland County Clerk Tammy Belinson – someone who claims to be dedicated, trusted and professional – was arrested on DUI charges back in May, following a single-car accident in South Oklahoma City.

As far as we know, the arrest has not been reported by any local media outlets. Here’s the mugshot:

According to the police report, Belinson – who is also an executive board member of the Cleveland County GOP – crashed into a fire hydrant while making a turn near SW 104th and Santa Fe at around 4 p.m. on May 4th.

When police arrived on the scene, Belinson was allegedly slurring her words, unsteady on her feet and – like any Sith lord out celebrating Star Wars Day – smelled like alcohol.

She also had a McDonald’s cup filled with wine in her center console and an open box of wine in her passenger seat, because you know, Oklahoma. I’m going to take a wild guess and say it was a Bota Box Pinot Grigio. It pairs great with french fries and cheeseburgers.

Here’s the full breakdown of the scene from the police report:

TLO Restaurant Review: The Pig and the Butcher

To me, the Pig and the Butcher sounds like it should be the title of a very old German folktale about a pubescent porker on the verge of a gruesome fate that possibly includes grinding porcine flesh and bones into a delicious blood sausage of some sort.

Thankfully, to others, it’s the name of Oklahoma City’s latest downhome BBQ joint.

Located at 2925 W. Britton Rd. near Uptown Market, the new owners have done a good job transforming the place into an ever-popular commercial-roadhouse for the whole family, complete with plenty of corrugated tin, rusted advertisements and those metal trays that are so popular to serve food on these days.

Edmond Extends Mask Ordinance…That Starts In A Month

Last week, the Edmond City Council enacted a mask ordinance, but – thanks to a few elected covidiots pictured above – were unable to enact the ordinance as an emergency order, comically delaying its implementation for a month.

Here were the details via a Ryan “Oklahoma Rock” Lacroix article on KGOU:

On Monday evening, the City of Edmond passed a mask mandate by a vote of 3-2. But, it was one vote shy of passing as an emergency declaration, so it will not go into effect until August 26.

In casting one of the two votes against, Edmond Mayor Dan O’Neil said he wouldn’t make it an emergency because he wanted time to make sure that the mandate is done right.

“I just sure hope that we’re right on this thing and we’re making the right choice, but gosh darn, I don’t want to divide this community,” O’Neil said.

The council will meet again next Monday, August 3 to discuss amending the ordinance.

Well, yesterday was Monday, August 3rd. Now that Mayor O’Neil has had the time to examine the issue and consult with city officials and health experts, he’s obviously doing the right thing and voting for an emergency mask order to take effect immediately.

Of course not.

Via The Oklahoman:

7 unexpected perks of having an Oklahoma wedding during the pandemic!

The pandemic has altered life as we once knew it and few services have had to adapt like the Oklahoma wedding industry. Being that love can still blossom during a pandemic and quarantine has led to a baby boom unlike any other I’ve ever seen on my Facebook timeline, people still want to get married in the time of COVID-19. According to News 9, Oklahoma planners and couples alike have to do a lot to say, “I do,” nowadays.

Via News 9…

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled events around the country and those include weddings right here in Green Country…

Tulsa Weddings and Designs owner Sharon Holm said her business has taken a huge hit since March. Her company was on a hiatus until mid-May when they began having a few small wedding gatherings to test the waters with a few staff members per event.

Holm said they’ve had several postponements, cancelations and a lot of downsizing for the events that are still happening. The wedding planner said she normally works at least 25 weddings and several more holiday or general parties per year.

But Saturday was a different for Holm. She had the opportunity to plan a family friend’s wedding.

“Avery and Brandon are getting married today on their original date which is super exciting,” Holm said. “They have been planning for at least eight months.”

The bride, Avery Lear, has been with her fiancé, Brandon, since college.

Once the pandemic hit Oklahoma, Lear began to worry how it would impact her special day…

“We will have masks available. They aren’t mandated, but if they feel more comfortable, they can,” Lear said. “I think Brandon and I will have one on. While talking to people, there will be sanitizing stations.”

“It’s one of those things that, at the end of the day, love isn’t canceled,” Holm said. “They still want to have their wedding day and celebrate.”

In all seriousness, I love the bride’s optimism and dedication to continuing with her wedding plans. As a licensed minister in Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to officiate a pandemic weddings during shelter-in-place this past spring and I tell you, it’s not as bad as it seems. In fact, here are 7 unexpected perks of having an Oklahoma wedding during the pandemic!

You don’t have to invite extended family

Ventilator Blues: An Interview with Sara C. Jacoby, A Covid-19 Positive Oklahoman

“We did everything we could…and we still got it.”

Those words from Oklahoma City resident Sara C. Jacoby struck a particular nerve with me. A self-avowed “over-masker,” around twenty-five days ago she was diagnosed with Covid-19, possibly from an area grocery store that, when she called to let them know, hung up on her. If this virus can attack someone like her, what chance do the rest of us have?

A politically-active stay-at-home mom with a young son and a younger daughter, since getting Covid-19 she said she feels like a “shit mom and a shit partner” that is becoming a regular fixture in the local emergency room as her oxygen levels drop dangerously low almost daily.